Thu.Jan 23, 2020

5 Common Logistics Technology Issues & Their Real Causes


Logistics technology issues too often bring businesses to a halt. In a study by Compuware , almost half of respondents (48%) reported that technology problems happen anywhere from a few times a week to every day.

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What cold chain logistics services do 3PLs provide for candy products?

West Coast and California Logistics

Candy products come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but share many of the same needs from a logistics standpoint. They all need to be carefully handled throughout the supply chain so that they reach customers exactly as intended.

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Four Signs That It’s Time to Rethink Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Is your supply chain at a crossroads? Customers want next-day or same-day shipments, IT departments are overextended, and your transportation management system (TMS) has become unmanageable. If your company is among the estimated 60 percent of organizations that have yet to adopt a TMS, or has an older application — or worse, “systems” that are. Read more Four Signs That It’s Time to Rethink Transportation Management.

The Top Freight KPIs You Need to Succeed


Tracking the right key performance indicators (KPIs) can mean the difference between success or failure in your logistics enterprise. The top freight KPIs you need to succeed enable continuous improvement, rely on real-time visibility and apply the latest in freight analytics capabilities.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Carriers: Work with Bulk Freight Brokers to Secure Backhaul Trucking

Bulk Connection

As important as backhaul trucking is to carriers, it can still sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Or, backhauls may simply be hard to come by within your lanes. No matter what the reason is, bulk freight brokers are here to help. Bulk Transportation Freight Brokerage

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Canadian ELDs: What to Know & What It Means for Cross-Border Carriers

United World Transporation

Canada’s full implementation of an Electronic Logging Device regulation for all Canadian motor carriers is slotted for June 12, 2021. While that is over a year away, there is a 2-year phase in period for ELD use, just like we saw in the United States.

US Production Execs Support Increased Tariffs Despite the Risks of Recession

Logistics Viewpoints

When you read business magazines, it is easy to get the impression that business executives are overwhelmingly opposed to increasing tariffs. When it comes to US manufacturing executives, that is not true.

What To Do With All of This Data? Robinson Labs Has the Solution

CH Robinson Logistics

One of the most frequent comments I get from customers is: “We have so much data but we don’t know what to do with it.”

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Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

Kane is Able

Much of the cost and complexity in CPG supply chains happen post manufacturing. Think about it. You might have one product – a potato chip – that gets packaged in dozens of ways. Historically, this final packaging has been handled as a discrete supply chain function by contract packaging companies.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

WorkWave Launches SalesPro to Empower Businesses to Generate More Sales, More Efficiently


Time To Read: 2 minutes. Holmdel, NJ – January 23, 2020 – WorkWave ® , a provider of cloud-based software solutions that support every stage of a service business’s lifecycle, today announces the launch of SalesPro, an intuitive, cloud-based sales proposal creation solution integrated into WorkWave’s ServMan software platform designed to shorten the sales cycle, increase sales conversions, and deliver a superior customer experience.

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What is contract warehousing?

Kanban Logistics

Your products need warehousing for storage and distribution. But ‘warehousing’ is a broad term with many different definitions. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at one type of warehousing as we answer the question, “what is contract warehousing?”. Contract Warehousing.

How to Protect Shipments from Freezing Temperatures

Freight Center

Temperatures are going down, and winter is officially here. Many shipments contain items that have the potential to freeze in lower temperatures, which could result in damage or loss. Don’t let the cold hurt your freight and bottom line.

3 Ways LTL Carriers Can Rebalance Their Network and Achieve Procurement Savings


Coyote Logistics explains three ways LTL carriers can rebalance their network and achieve procurement savings

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

15 Ways to Reduce Costs for Oversized and Heavy Freight Shipping

I.C.E. Transport

For global shippers of oversized (e.g., machinery, construction equipment) and heavy freight (e.g., stone, tile, metal, forgings, castings and even bottled water), keeping freight costs low requires added expertise and, sometimes, a little creativity.

Partnership between SEKO Logistics and AGWorld will focus on U.S.-China cross-border logistics

Logistics Management

The objective of this partnership, according to SEKO, is to create new cross-border growth opportunities for shippers that do business between Asia and the United States, in light of global trade disputes accelerating demand for what it called broader geographic supply solutions

Fixing Our Country's Crumbling Infrastructure


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Going Green: Sustainability in Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

More than ever, companies are realizing the importance of making sustainability a priority in their supply chains—this is how they’re making that transition. . Sustainability is quickly becoming a necessity rather than a choice. This isn’t only for regulatory reasons, though avoiding fines and penalties certainly is important to companies.

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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

4 Ways to Prepare Your Pest Control Company for Busy Season


Time To Read: 4 minutes. The pest control business tends to ebb and flow with the seasons, and many pest control companies experience a relative lull during the winter months. Before you know it, though, things will be ramping up for another busy pest control season. Taking advantage of the calm before the storm can be key to meeting your business objectives this year. So, what should you be focused on as you get ready for another great season?

BGSA’s Ben Gordon provides insight on BG Supply Chain 2020 and state of logistics M&A

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Ben Gordon, Managing Partner of Cambridge Capital, an investor in niche supply chain leaders and also Managing Partner of BGSA Holdings, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisory firm focused on the transportation, logistics, and supply chain technology sector, about this week’s conference and the current state of supply chain and logistics M&A activity

Burden or Benefit? Transportation Automation Is Here to Stay


Shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) continuously strive to find the best way to increase profitability and reduce overhead freight and transportation management expenses. Supply chain leaders leverage transportation automation technology to achieve these goals. Some shippers continue to conduct manual, repetitive processes, despite the capabilities and benefits of automation features within a transportation management […]. The post Burden or Benefit?

How to Protect Shipments from Freezing Temperatures

Freight Center

Temperatures are going down, and winter is officially here. Many shipments contain items that have the potential to freeze in lower temperatures, which could result in damage or loss. Don’t let the cold hurt your freight and bottom line. Check out how to protect shipments from freezing temperatures below. What Are Freeze Protection Services? Freeze protection services , or protect from freeze services, protect cold-sensitive shipments from exposure to freezing temperatures during transit.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Take Control of Your Freight Claim Process Webinar


The post Take Control of Your Freight Claim Process Webinar appeared first on MercuryGate International. Resource Hub Webinars

Why professional development matters in procurement

247 Customs Broker

I was an arrogant know-it-all, working for an arrogant company and attending a professional development seminar with a handful of arrogant colleagues. As the lawyer… The post Why professional development matters in procurement appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Burden or Benefit? Transportation Automation Is Here to Stay


The post Burden or Benefit? Transportation Automation Is Here to Stay appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Blog Posts

Logistics Outsourcing Market Emerging Trends and Strong Application Scope by 2025

247 Customs Broker

This report studies the Logistics Outsourcing market size (value and volume) by players, regions, product types and end industries, history data 2014-2019 and forecast data… The post Logistics Outsourcing Market Emerging Trends and Strong Application Scope by 2025 appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.